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In-Stat bullish on Wireless Mesh Network market

The Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) infrastructure equipment market has begun to accelerate, reports In-Stat.


October 4, 2005  


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The Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) infrastructure equipment market has begun to accelerate, reports In-Stat.

From 2004 through 2009, the market for access points is expected to grow from US$33.5 million to US$974.3 million, the high-tech market research firm says.

WMNs were developed as a quick way to set-up wireless networks during military operations. The technology makes all radios in a network capable of two-way communication with other radios in the network.

“Vendors are reporting a sharp increase in both inquiries and Requests For Proposals, enough to make them highly optimistic for the future of the market,” says Norm Bogen, a research director with In-Stat.

“They are finding interest from public safety and municipal governments, carriers such as Wireless ISPs, the security market, and for an expanding range of applications.” .

The report, “Mesh Networks: Moving From Ad Hoc to Fixed Infrastructure” (#IN0502465WS), covers the applications for WLAN wireless mesh networks, the major equipment providers, advantages and disadvantages compared to other types of mesh networks, as well as non-mesh networks.

A five-year equipment forecast is also included.